At Home in Waldo presents the homebirth experience of the Weavers–Melinda, Jerry, Ravi and Gideon–a family living in midcoast Maine. The film observes Melinda’s approaching delivery in context of the Weaver’s daily activities and documents the pre-natal planning and support the family receives from their professional midwives.
The Weavers are (semi) homesteaders, home/internet-based entrepreneurs, homeschoolers–and rock and rollers! This 46-minute film is both an intimate document of their experience and an exploration into the relationship between how we live and how we birth.
The Weavers were assisted by Morningstar Midwifery, located in Belfast, Maine. This film is signficant in that it features a long (but gorgeous) labor and birth with an “older” mama; Melinda was 42 at the time she gave birth to Gideon. The film shows how professional midwives address such labors.
I mentioned that the Weavers were rock and rollers–they have a band called Odlaw. One of their songs, “Learn to Love”–from their new album “Odlaw 1”–is featured in this film. To hear more of Odlaw’s music visit: www.odlaw.org
You can also visit the Weavers online store, which features art, antiques and collectibles at: www.rubylane.com/shop/kingsburyfarm
Please take some time to check out this new film–and offer feedback! It runs about 46 minutes long.
Many thanks to the Weavers, Morningstar Midwifery and Teri Gallo for their ongoing participation in and support of this project.